YORK, S.C. -- A York County third grader is being hailed as a hero after she saved her grandmother, who had a medical emergency, by calling 911 for help.
NBC Charlotte obtained a copy of the call, in which you can hear Icysis Hinton tell dispatch “my grandma, she don't feel good.”
Hinton’s grandmother Shirley Sherer collapsed on the ground, struggling to breathe.
Eight-year-old Icysis knew just what to do.
“I was kind of scared and nervous but then I thought about when I was in first grade they said if anyone in your house is sick or hurt you should call 911,” Icysis said.
And that’s exactly what she did.
Icysis was able to get her grandmother’s medication, unlock the doors, and direct the ambulance to their house.
Shirley Sherer would later find out she had debilitating lymph nodes in her neck.
Doctors said she might not have made it if it hadn’t been for her granddaughter's call for help.
“To think your grandchild could do something to help you, to save your life, words can't describe it,” Shirley said.
York county honored Icycis for her bravery this week.
Shirley is still waiting on some tests but says she is feeling much better.